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: BRIGHT AND EARLY

BBC West of England
Light Orchestra
Conductor, Frank Cantell

Contributors

Conductor: Frank Cantell

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: TODAY

First edition
A breakfast-time magazine bringing you news, views, and interviews followed by MORNING MUSIC

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

' A Letter and a Motto '
Talk by The Very Rev. C. 1. Peacocke,
Dean of Belfast

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: TODAY

Second edition
Each day this edition includes some recorded items from the first edition. followed by MORNING MUSIC
(Continued)

: HOUSEWIVES' CHOICE

George Elrick
Introduces your request records

Contributors

Introduces: George Elrick

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by Alistair Cooke

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: THE DAILY SERVICE

From east to west (BBC H.B. 47) New Every Morning, page 58 Carol: To us in Bethlem city Philippians 2, vv. 1-11
The Father's sole-begotten Son (BBC
H.B. 67)

: News Summary MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Sidney Davey and his Players

Contributors

Unknown: Sidney Davey

: MYRA HESS (piano)

plays
Schumann's
Symphonic Studies, Op. 13 on a gramophone record

: Midland Region presents MY WORD!

A panel game devised by Tony Shryane and Edward J. Mason
Isobel Barnett and Frank Muir challenge
Nancy Spain and Denis Norden
In the Umpire's chair,
John Arlott

Contributors

Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Isobel Barnett
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Nancy Spain
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: John Arlott

: Concert Hour BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

(Leader. J. Mouland Begbie ) Conducted by Colin Davis

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conducted By: Colin Davis

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas. followed by a detailed forecast for the South-East region

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Lupino Lane
(in a recorded programme) discusses with Roy Plomley the gramophone records he would choose to have with him if he were condemned to spend the rest of his life on a desert island
Produced by Monica Chapman

Contributors

Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: James McKechnie and Kenneth Connor in 'THE LONG WALK HOME'

by Margaret Hotine
Others taking part:
Betty Linton. Dorothy Black
Lala Lloyd. Cyril Shaps
Ian Lubbock , Harry Towb and Abdulla Mohamad of the BBC's Malayan Section
Narrator, Roger Snowdon
Production by Christopher Sykes

Contributors

Unknown: Margaret Hotine
Unknown: Betty Linton.
Unknown: Dorothy Black
Unknown: Lala Lloyd.
Unknown: Cyril Shaps
Unknown: Ian Lubbock
Unknown: Harry Towb
Unknown: Abdulla Mohamad
Narrator: Roger Snowdon
Production By: Christopher Sykes

: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

Sinfonia (The Christmas Oratorio)
(Bach): Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. conducted by Fritz Lehmann
Sonata in C for organ and orchestra,
K.336 (Mozart): Richard
(organ). Hamburg Orchestra, conducted by Arthur Winograd
Symphony in A (Boccherini):
Alessandro Scarlatti Orchestra, conductor, Franco Carraciolo on gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Fritz Lehmann
Unknown: Arthur Winograd

: Erie Barker in JUST FANCY

Pearl Hackney, Deryck Guyler Ruth Porcher , Kenneth Connor
Music under the direction of Peter Akister
Script by Eric Barker
Produced by Charles Maxwell

Contributors

Unknown: Deryck Guyler
Unknown: Ruth Porcher
Unknown: Kenneth Connor
Unknown: Peter Akister
Script By: Eric Barker
Produced By: Charles Maxwell

: THE BRAINS TRUST

The sound-track of Sunday's television programme
The members:
The Archbishop of York
Ruth Pitter
Alan Bullock
Professor A. R. Gemmell
Question-Master, Norman Fisher
Produced by John Furness
Questions should be addressed to The Brains Trust,' BBC Television Centre, London, W.12.

Contributors

Unknown: Ruth Pitter
Unknown: Alan Bullock
Question-Master: Professor A. R. Gemmell
Question-Master: Norman Fisher
Produced By: John Furness

: TIME FOR OPERA

A programme of favourite operatic excerpts given by Marion Studholme (soprano)
Denis Dowling (baritone)
BBC Chorus
(Trained by Harold Noble)
BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, William Armon )
Conductor, Vilem Tausky
Introduced by Robert Irwin
Produced by Geoffrey Brand

Contributors

Soprano: Marion Studholme
Baritone: Denis Dowling
Leader: William Armon
Conductor: Vilem Tausky
Introduced By: Robert Irwin
Produced By: Geoffrey Brand

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Listeners of All Ages
' Tumbledown Dick 'from the book by Howard Spring adapted by Muriel Levy
4—' For Auld Lang Syne '
Produced by Herbert Smith
5.30 Canoes
Talk by Geoffrey Lapage
Mr. Lapage, with his brothers and his sister, ' grew up in canoes.' They used to spend long days exploring the River Weaver in their two Rob Roys and a Canadian canoe. In this talk Mr. Lapage tells you all about the joys of canoeing —and its dangers.
5.50 The week's programmes

Contributors

Adapted By: Muriel Levy
Produced By: Herbert Smith
Talk By: Geoffrey Lapage
Dick,a young man the storyteller: Brian Trueman
Dick,a boy: Lan Piper
His mother: Rosalie Williams
His father: John Broadbent
Henrv Birkenshaw, Dick's uncle: Jack Howarth
Aunt Maria: Mildred Dyson
Oswald Tubbs: Geoffrey Banks
Alf Eckersley: Tom Harrison
Mr Lovell: Leonard Williams

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas, followed by a detailed forecast for the South-East region

: TOWN AND COUNTRY

A programme for listeners in the South-East of England
6.15 Local news followed by Reports and comments
6.37 app. London Stock Market report
6.15 6.25 VHF: Rowridge
(92.9 Mc/s) for the South Coast:
Area news and weather summary

: MUSIC ALBUM

Dennis Noble sings some familiar songs
At the piano, Josephine Lee

Contributors

Unknown: Dennis Noble
Piano: Josephine Lee

: Donald Leggat introduces MUSIC TO REMEMBER

(150th programme)
BBC Midland Orchestra
(Leader, James Hutcheon )
Conductor, Gerald Gentry
Janet Fraser (mezzo-soprano)
Before an invited audience at Queens-bridge County Modern School, Moseley, Birmingham

Contributors

Leader: James Hutcheon
Conductor: Gerald Gentry
Mezzo-Soprano: Janet Fraser

: RETURN JOURNEY

to Swansea written and narrated by Dylan Thomas
Produced by P. H. Burton
In February 1947 the poet Dylan Thomas paid a visit to Swansea. In this programme, which was originally broadcast in August 1947, he described his search for the Swansea he knew as a boy and as a young man. Dylan Thomas died in November 1953.

Contributors

Unknown: Dylan Thomas
Produced By: P. H. Burton
Unknown: Dylan Thomas
Unknown: Dylan Thomas

: THE GOON SHOW

with Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan
The Ray Ellington Quartet
Max Geldray
Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott
Announcer, Wallace Greenslade
Script by Spike Milligan and Larry Stephens
Production by Roy Speer

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Conducted By: Wally Stott
Announcer: Wallace Greenslade
Script By: Spike Milligan
Script By: Larry Stephens
Production By: Roy Speer

: INCREASED PENSIONS BENEFITS AND CONTRIBUTIONS

described by the Rt. Hon.
John Boyd-Carpenter M.P ,
Minister of Pensions and National Insurance

Contributors

Unknown: John Boyd-Carpenter M.P

: Repertory in Britain

Oxford Playhouse Company in ' FROST AT MIDNIGHT' by Andre Obey
Translated by Warren Tute
Adapted and produced by Frank Hauser
Cast in order of speaking:
The action takes place in the Corn-market of a small Warwickshire town in the December of 1499

Contributors

Translated By: Warren Tute
Produced By: Frank Hauser
Blackwill: Malcolm Rogers
Johnny Greene: Peter Kerr
Bradmore: George Selway
Scott: Jack Humphries
Dodger: Ian Hendry
Lowell: Gary Raymond
Hodge: Neil MacCarthy
Alice: Prunella Scales
Goodlack: Jerome Willis

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas

: MARKET TRENDS

London Stock Market closing report, end a review of today's overseas commodity and financial news








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